Tom Murphy is well-respected leader in the fraternity and sorority community and is known for his frank and supportive approach to the issues facing the fraternal movement. For nearly 30 years, Tom has been passionate about Fraternity and the impact it has on the lives of its members. Tom is a proud member of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity where he joined the Mu Alpha Chapter at Susquehanna University in 1993. Quickly after graduation in 1994, he volunteered for the Fraternity and assisted with the re-establishment of the Chapter at the University of New Hampshire. He was asked to serve on the National Council in 1996, eventually serving as Vice President and National President of the Fraternity. He served as the Fraternity/Sorority Advisor at Gustavus Adolphus College, Lycoming College and Monmouth University before accepting the position of Executive Director of Phi Mu Delta in 2006. Since that time, 22 Chapters have been established and over 3500 men have joined the Fraternity, accounting for one quarter of the living membership. Several key leadership programs, including the Foundations Officer Training School and the Sapphire Leadership Institute, were created during his tenure.
Tom Murphy's Bio
Beyond his Phi Mu Delta experience, Tom recognizes the power of interfraternalism and the need for strong community-wide leadership. Tom has been recognized for his leadership and Interfraternalism with AFA’s Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award and NGLA’s Phillipi Award and Guenzler Award. He has served on the North-American Interfraternity Conference’s Governing Council and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Fraternity Executives Association.
"I was fortunate enough to have Tom as a member of a team I commissioned to evaluate the fraternity and sorority community during my first year at RIT. Over the course of multiple days, Tom undertook a holistic examination of our community, highlighted its strengths, and identified the opportunities for the community and its members to grow and excel. He was willing to dig deep and ask the hard questions, which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of our community. Once he identified the root causes, Tom provided me a blueprint on how to make lasting change within our community. This blueprint served as the compass for the entirety of my tenure guiding the community. Tom provided both tangible goals and outcomes coupled aspirational opportunities. The information he provided during the course of his campus consultation was vital to our success and it served as the basis for the most lasting changes at RIT."